Just installed a new ice maker, how long before it starts to make ice? It has been 3 hours, nothing. One wed site said up to 24 hours, is this true, or have we installed wrong? We followed your web to a T
Typically the icemaker can take up to 24 hours to start making ice. You will want to make sure that the water valve is getting power from the icemaker and check to make sure that the fill tube is not frozen.
Hello, I just purchased a new ice maker. How do I adjust the fill time? I'm only getting water in half of the tray.
Answer Hello Sam. This is usually caused by a bad water valve or low pressure. The new icemaker already comes set to fill the tray.
Replaced icemaker. How long do we wait until it fills with water and makes ice? Placed wire bale down but no water immediately flowed to tray. Does it take a while? Thanks
Answer Hello Ron,
The thermostat in the icemaker has to reach a temperature below 20°F. When this occurs, the icemaker will cycle and fill with water. It will then monitor the water temperature until it reaches a temperature of about 20°F, at which time the icemaker will cycle and drop ice. As a note, the less the door is opened, the sooner the temperature will reach a satisfactory temperature for cycling.
The ice maker has stopped producing new ice. I've made sure the lever in the down (on) position and that one of kids didn't inadvertently just turn the ice maker off. Note that the water dispenser inside the refrigerator compartment continues to dispense water properly. By process of elimination, I've narrowed the problem down to the ice maker itself being faulty. My question is, could it instead be a faulty water inlet valve or a clogged filter? Is there anyway to be certain that it is in fact a faulty ice maker?
There are a couple of things that you will want to check. First pull the icemaker out and check the fill tube on the unit to make sure that the fill tube is not frozen. A frozen fill tube would be caused by a water valve that is not seating fully and allowing water to trickle into the unit and freeze. This would require a new valve. If this checks ok then you will want to get a piece of insulated wire and strip the ends off of it. Pull the cover off of the icemaker and put the jumper wire in the holes of T and H. The light switch will need to be pushed in to allow the icemaker to start cycling. When the fingers in the icemaker reach 3 o'clock position, pull the jumper out of it but make sure that the light switch is still pushed in to complete the cycle. You will then use a multi-meter and set it for auto or AC voltage, put one lead in the hole next to V and one in the N hole. When the unit gets to the 11 o'clock or just past position the icemaker should show voltage across these 2 points. If there is no voltage then the icemaker D7824706Q is faulty and if there is voltage then the water valve 67005154 is faulty.